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The Current War

also known as “A Batalha das Correntes,” “Edison - L'uomo che illuminò il mondo,” “Elektrik Savaslari,” “FeszültségFeszültség,” “La guerra de las corrientes,” “Rat struja,” “Trân Chiên Ánh Sáng,” “Una guerra brillante,” “Wojna o prad,” «Война за светлина», «Война токов»
MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for some violent content and thematic elements.
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Primary Audience:
Biography History Drama
1 hr. 45 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
October 25, 2019 (wide release)
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Early days of electricity as a new public service in America’s early electrical system

Transmission to customers by Direct Current (DC) versus Alternating Current (AC)

Competition between inventors and entrepreneurs

Thomas Edison

George Westinghouse

Nikola Tesla

Publicity wars

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Featuring: Benedict CumberbatchThomas Edison
Nicholas HoultNikola Tesla
Michael ShannonGeorge Westinghouse
Tom HollandSamuel Insull
Matthew MacfadyenJ.P. Morgan
Katherine WaterstonMarguerite Westinghouse
Tuppence MiddletonMary Edison
Damien Molony … Bourke Cockran
Simon Kunz … Womack
Louis Ashbourne Serkis … Older Dash
Craig Conway … Warden Durston
Woody Norman … Dash Edison
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Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Producer: Film Rites
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Distributor: 101 Studios

“Only one could power the world. / Inspired by true events”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, theupstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.”

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